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Mental Health Services - Individuals

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) administers a variety of mental health programs for children and youth, and adults. County Mental Health Departments provide or contract to provide Medi-Cal specialty mental health services and Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) services.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance, please call "911" and explain the nature of your problem to the operator.

Individuals seeking Mental Health services or information should contact their local County Mental Health program at the link below.

The DHCS Mental Health Services Division provides ombudsman services for individuals who need assistance with accessing mental health services through their local County Mental Health Department. If, after contacting your local county mental health program you still require assistance in obtaining access to mental health services, you may contact the DHCS Mental Health Ombudsman.

The MHSA Workforce Education & Training (WET) Program transferred to the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD).

The DMH Office of Multicultural Services (OMS) transferred to the California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) Office of Health Equity.

Last modified on: 3/14/2014 8:41 AM